Baby brown in the coal testing lab!
An interesting call out last week! A coal quality testing facility in south Brisbane has had several close encounters with often large brown snakes, possibly to do with the poultry production yards nearby leading to high rat populations. The latest was a small snake who wandered into the testing lab where coal and core samples get processed for quality and purity tests. Left-below, the lab itself, on the right you can see the small tub under which our terrifying beast was hiding.
To my delight it was a newborn, tiny eastern brown snake with beautiful neck banding and head shield but lacking the whole body banding. Still, an absolutely stunning little snake! Very bag happy and took a long time to convince him to come out, but when he did he had a bundle of energy. Managed to snap a few good ones whenever he stopped moving, however such moments were few an far between. Awesome stuff!